Bike Date Ideas
Some of our best memories with our significant other has been spending time riding bikes together. I’m not talking about getting dressed in spandex and heading out for a 50 mile ride, although we like to do that too. I’m talking about checking out an outdoor concert, festival, or movie, packing food and drinks, and mapping out a route to get there. Here’s a few of our favorite local bike dates.
Cool Thursday Concert Series at the Dallas Arboretum
Every Thursday until October 27, there’s an outdoor concert at the Arboretum. Gates open at 6 pm, and the music is from 7:30-9:30. We suggest getting there early to get a good place on the lawn and getting settled in before the music starts. Depending on where you are riding from, there are a couple different places to stop for food and refreshments if you don’t already have some stuff at home: Green Spot, Whole Foods, Good Friends Package, and Jimmy’s . Pack a blanket, cups, wine bottle/beer opener, plates, napkins, sunscreen, sunglasses, bike lights, lock, and a fully charged phone. You’ll most likely have to park your bike outside the Arboretum.
Dallas Symphany Orchestra Free Outdoor Performances
Every summer, the DSO plays free concerts in public parks around Dallas. There’s only 4 this year, May 30th, June 7th, June 8th, and June 14th. All the concerts start at 8 pm. With any popular and free outdoor event, we recommend getting there early to snag a good spot. Try to leave your bike out of other peoples way and locking them close by. The ground is precious space for other concert goers. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is providing free bike parking at the Kidd Springs concert. If you go to this concert, there are some great local places to stop by for picnic supplies on your way to the concert: Bolsa Mercado, El Si Hay, Cibo Divino, North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine. Pack a blanket, cups, wine bottle/beer opener, plates, napkins, sunscreen, sunglasses, bike lights, lock, and a fully charged phone.
Homegrown Music Festival on May 14th
Now in it’s 7th year, Homegrown Music Festival is one of the best things happening at Main Street Gardens in Downtown Dallas. The lineup this year is stellar with Ghostland Observatory headlining. There’s been bike valet for the past few years, but bring a lock just in case and lights if you plan on staying until the last band. There’s plenty of food and drinks inside the festival. Bring a blanket only if you plan on laying it towards the back of the crowds. This would be a fun group date idea with some of your besties that have bikes. Don’t forget to charge your phone before you leave the house.
Taste of Dallas
Taste of Dallas is June 3rd-5th this year at Fair Park. I’m getting full just thinking about all the great local food vendors who are going to be there. There will also be music and art to see when taking a break from stuffing your face. Remember bike parking is always free at Fair Park. Bring a lock and lights and fully charged phone.
These are just a couple of ideas for events happening in the near future. We have many more ideas for bike dates all year round. Stop by the shop and ask us what fun rides we’ve been on lately. If you don’t have a bike or your date doesn’t have one, we rent them for $10 an hour or $35 for the day. Email [email protected] or call 214-484-1019 to check availability.